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_Prasad_
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Ideapad 320 - 15IKB ram upgrade stuck because of 4 GB non-removable RAM

Hi,

I have Ideapad 320 - 15IKB (model 80XL033) and since it's only 8 GB RAM,  I want to upgrade it to 16 GB by adding 8 GB RAM as it is expandble upto 16 GB but in the specification details it says it have 4 GB non-removable RAM so what should i do? 

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Re: Ideapad 320 - 15IKB ram upgrade stuck because of 4 GB non-removable RAM

Hi _Prasad_,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Similar to the discussion here and here, on boards with soldered 4GB ram we expect max capacity as OEM recommended to 12GB (4gb soldered + 8GB added).

 

16GB max capacity is for those without soldered ram on-board. Going beyond this on the single available slot (morethan 8GB for soldered ram boards) is not tested by OEM so it is user's decision. 

 

If you review the highlighted discussions above, fellow members have smoothly upgraded their machines with 4GB soldered ram with 8GB added.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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Re: Ideapad 320 - 15IKB ram upgrade stuck because of 4 GB non-removable RAM

According to crcial website https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/scanview/3ACF0F6431D926C3  it says Maximum Memory: 20GB so what should I do? If I can only add 8 GB RAM then can I add different Manufacturer RAM like HyperX or Corsair 

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Re: Ideapad 320 - 15IKB ram upgrade stuck because of 4 GB non-removable RAM

Hi _Prasad_

 

If Crucial can guarantee money back return perhaps you can take the challenge although the higher capacity would cost more. They do still have disclaimers for manufacturer specifications perhaps they have tested it for your model variant but again its non OEM.

 

OEM suggest Lenovo parts using the OEM part number but they do not restrict users to using different brands as long as the specifications are met.

 

Regards

 

 



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